The most common tax questions from law firms answered by Karl Millward of Hazlewoods
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How the right systems and processes can solve your admin headaches and fulfil your compliance obligations
This section covers succession, specialisation, mergers, selling a law firm, becoming a partner, and business structure
How to set up your firm’s systems to provide the information that enables you to improve profitability and cashflow
How to avoid professional negligence claims, with examples of common problems and suggested solutions. Plus FAQs on PII
This is a new section and only covers SRA Accounts Rules and GDPR at the moment. Compliance for start-ups is covered in the Starting up section.
How to protect your law firm from cyber attacks. What steps to take if your systems are hacked
How to recruit and retain a team that is both happy and highly effective, dealing with the HR issues along the way
In marketing, like anything, you need to get the basics right. Otherwise the time and money you invest in marketing will be wasted
How to win new clients, make the most of existing relationships, encourage referrals and generate new leads
How to approach creating a law firm website that works, from agreeing your objectives to making sure you get the results you want
Why lawyers need to know about social media, how to make the most of the opportunities and how to avoid potential pitfalls
How to use PR to build your firm’s reputation; and how to create cost-effective advertising – traditional and online – that delivers results
How to plan and execute the process of starting up a new legal practice that is compliant and financially healthy
How law firms are using readily available technology to transform how they manage the pricing and profitability of matters
Andy Harris, Andy Poole and Alex Holt reflect on what they saw in Q3 and the changes happening in the legal sector going forwards.
Key issues to consider before selling your law firm
Andy Poole, Geoff Dunnett and Alex Holt reflect on what they saw in Q2 and the changes happening in the legal sector going forwards
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The fact is that shifting to a new way of doing things is hard. Here's how to transform your firm's approach to pricing by following eight steps
Your new firm’s ability to meet compliance requirements is a key element of the SRA authorisation process. At its heart, you need up to date systems and processes that help the firm act properly and manage risk
Sales and marketing activity is essential if your new firm is going to attract clients. You probably need to develop new skills and a new approach to how you promote yourself
Tax and the law firm - your questions answered.
Getting your systems and processes right is vital, or admin will take up too much time. At a bare minimum, you need to be able to fulfil your compliance obligations
14 steps to transform your law firm's pricing and profitability. Remove the tension around pricing by achieving 'value alignment' with your client
How to approach the whole issue of finance and financial risk, together with the financial management systems that meet compliance requirements and help you stay in control
A business plan is a key part of thinking through the critical issues when starting up. It is also vital for persuading your insurers and others to back you
How to think through what sort of firm you want to create, the team you will build, how to fund yourself, and how to get off the ground
30 FAQs covering pensions in law firms, including pre-retirement, post-retirement and workplace pensions
How to fully recover the legal costs between parties – a subject which many regard as both a mystery and a minefield